Mental As Anything founding member Andrew 'Greedy' Smith dies

Andrew "Greedy" Smith has died aged 63. PIC: ARIA/Twitter

Mental As Anything founding member Andrew "Greedy" Smith has died.

It is understood the 63-year-old suffered a heart attack while driving in Sydney on Monday.

Mental As Anything released an official statement on Noise11.com.au this morning.

“It is with an incredibly heavy heart to announce that one of the founding members of Mental As Anything, Andrew Greedy Smith passed away last night from a heart attack," the statement read.

“Greedy, the only remaining member of the group and was currently on a national tour.

“Our grief and confusion at this time are little compared to what Andrew’s family will be feeling – our hearts and prayers go out to them.

“Andrew is survived by his son Harvey, fiancée Fiona Docker and brother Stuart."

The band was scheduled to perform in east Melbourne on Thursday.

Mental As Anything was formed in 1977 by Smith, Reg Mombassa, Martin Plaza, Wayne "Bird" Delisle and Peter O'Doherty.

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